Photochromic Memory for Computer Applications.
Annual rept. 15 Feb 70-14 Feb 71,
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB
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Research was directed toward the development of a high speed, high density, random access, read-write optical memory system. The memory system is based upon the stable yet optically reversible changes in the polarizing properties of M sub A color centers in Potassium Chloride crystals. The accomplishments reported for this initial one year period are classified into the following three main categories 1 The perfection of techniques for preparing M sub A centers in the crystals, 2 The design and construction of an experimental random access memory system, and 3 The development of a reliable read-out technique that provides an output signal with a good signal to noise ratio. Author
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